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Northbrook AC members meet on Wednesdays at the Jaguar Sports and Social Club in Browns Lane.

Go with the flow or join in with one of our sessions - you're bound to find something that suits your level or your mood.

Shower, then meet in the bar afterwards for a chinwag and catch up on the latest on the running and social scene.

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If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.

So you've enjoyed being a member of the Northbrook running community. Well, now it's time to renew your membership and continue to get the benefits of UKA affiliation, structured training sessions led by qualified leaders, reduced entry fees to races, Northbrook-sponsored team entries, and so on. Renewal is easy - see Renewal Form for details.
Fees are: 28 full rate, 20 concessions.
Renew on Club nights, or send Renewal Form to Membership Secretary.

Promotion for Northbrook in Birmingham League

Stuart Lumsden

Northbrook fulfilled their ambition and gained promotion to Division 2 in this season's Birmingham & District Invitation Cross-Country League. In the fourth race on 13 February held at Gloucester, Northbrook Men's A team was placed fourth on the day. Top Northbrook points scorer Stuart Lumsden finished overall in joint 3rd place. In the series standings Northbrook men were in 2nd place, well up in the promotion zone.

See Northbrook results   See the full fixture list

Link to John Wislon's XC guide

New to cross-country?

Want to give it a go?

Read John Wilson's introduction.

Northbrook 10k

The thirteenth staging of this race on 16 July attracted a field of over 540 entries.

Incorporating both the seventh race in the Warwickshire Road Race League and the Midland Counties 10k Road Championship the event is a major attraction for local athletes.

The race was won by Martin Whitehouse of Notts AC in 32m 43s, who also took the Midland Counties 10k Champs men's prize. First lady home was Stratford AC's Zoe Chandler in 36m 30s, taking the Midland Counties 10k Champs ladies title as well.

Coventry Godiva Harriers won both the Men's and Ladies' Club team prizes.

Northbrook's highest placed finisher was Stuart Lumsden in 25th.

The race organisers again chose to work with the children's charity Zoë's Place as the main beneficiary. The race also supported the Allesley Festival and Allesley Scouts.

The 2016 race will be on Sunday 10 July.

Results ...

Training for Distance?

Sunday morning Club training sessions targeted towards the half and full marathon distances leave from the Jag Club at 9am on Sundays. The weekly training plans take in a variety of routes, with distances designed to get you in perfect shape for your race day.
See training plans

Club kit

A range of Club branded running apparel is available to purchase at attractive prices.
Take a look at the kit page to see what's on offer.

Runners of the Month


Paul Robbins
Several PB's

Amy Burdis
Castle Run Ultra and PB's

Previous Runners of the Month

Northbrook Gives Boost to Myton Challenge Events

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Once again Northbrook AC and Coventry Myton Hospice have teamed up to help entrants to Myton's running challenge events. Starting now, there's a specially tailored half-marathon training programme for the Coventry Half-Marathon in February.
Then, for the Spring, there's a 10k training programme for entrants to the Northbrook 10k on Sunday 10 July 2016.

Coventry Myton are Northbook's charity partner for the 2016 race. See training programmes ..

Amanda Deavy

A Corker of a Run for Deavy

Amanda Deavy's run of success continues with another superb performance over the half-marathon distance, running in the Cork, Ireland half-marathon on 1 June.
Invited to take part by the race organisers in conjunction with Coventry City Council as a result of her leading lady finish at the 2015 Coventry Half-Marathon, Amanda repaid the honour by taking the 2nd lady prize in a time of 1:24:47.
Co-sponsored for the race by Northbrook AC, Amanda said "I am a very happy bunny, despite the wet and windy conditions". Travelling companion Nobby Northbrook was equally pleased.

Ladies Marathon Club Record Smashed - Again

Running a superb 3:01:15 Ladies Club Captain Amanda Deavy set a new ladies' club record for the distance at the Manchester Marathon on 19 April. Already club record holder for the distance (set at the Abingdon marathon in October 2014) Amanda knocked more than 7 minutes off her previous best time, and finished 4th LV35.
See all Club records

Northbrook Road Race Champs

The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results of qualifying races sent in to the web site. With all the results now compiled Amanda Deavy tops the ladies' table, with Jill Pittard and Lyn McDonald tying for second place. Stuart Lumsden maintained his lead to win the men's competition. Rachel Meredith and Amy Burdis share pole position in the senior ladies' table, with Amanda Deavy and Sarah McNaney the winning lady vets. John Wilson and Mark Baker are winners in the men's vets.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2015

Warwickshire Road Race League - Win for Northbrook

A series of 11 middle-distance road races starting with the Massey Easter 5 mile in April and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in September.
Amanda Deavy takes FV35 honours at the top of the FV35 table, whilst Stuart Lumsden and Pete Fellows are the highest placed Northbrook men, being placed fourth and fifth in the senior and MV55 men's tables respectively. In the team placings, Northbrook Men are 4th; Northbrook Ladies are also placed 4th.
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Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.

Recent Race Results

Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out these
Recent Northbrook race results

Committee Meetings

The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 11 January.

Training Schedules

link to Wednesday night training schedule

Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions

Club diary

link to club diary of running and social events

Current Northbrook club diary of club running events


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Coventry Parkrun
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site

If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.

              Visit the Good Run Guide web site       Watch the video